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The Boehner Lawsuit Against
Obama Is Beginning to Take Shape

National Journal, by Billy House

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/9/2014 4:19:42 AM

Starting next week, House Republicans will launch a highly visible—and likely tumultuous—three-week process of bringing to the floor legislation to authorize their promised lawsuit against President Obama over his use of executive actions. "In theory, you could report out a resolution tomorrow and vote on it," said a House GOP aide on Tuesday. "But that is not the approach [the leaders] want to take." Rather, the aim is to display—if not actually engage in—a more deliberative process, even if amid controversy. This drawn-out script builds toward a potentially dramatic floor vote held just days, or even hours, before the House adjourns on

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Country Boy, 7/9/2014 4:28:06 AM     (No. 9916196)

FTA " "If Congress were to do its job and pass the legislation I´ve [obama] directed them to pass, I wouldn´t be forced to take matters into my own hands.""

Every 10 year old kid knows that Congress doesn´t report to the President. The guy is definitely tyrannical.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: gringolite, 7/9/2014 5:23:19 AM     (No. 9916209)

"If Congress were to do its job",Barry Soetoro would have been removed from office by now.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 7/9/2014 6:57:05 AM     (No. 9916261)

Simply more bread and circuses, I´m afraid.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 7/9/2014 7:02:03 AM     (No. 9916266)

Thanks , Boner. Watch how fast the MSM morphs ´lawsuit´ into ´impeachment´ as we head into the fall elections. This couldn´t ´languish´ for a while like nearly all legal cases?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 7/9/2014 7:03:30 AM     (No. 9916268)

Ditto Reply 3. They should be impeaching him.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 7/9/2014 7:05:26 AM     (No. 9916270)

Counting the times Boehner has let us down on the fingers of two hands, I have run out of fingers. May I borrow one of yours? That one.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dman, 7/9/2014 7:09:17 AM     (No. 9916273)

Dittos, #3. Put this in the same basket as all those bills to repeal Obamacare. Just bones to mollify the base.

It will go nowhere.

Impeach - now.
Reid kills it.
Campaign on it.
Win a mandate in NOvember.
Re-impeach in January.
Put pressure on Senate Dems in February.

IMO, that´s our only real chance. The Emperor is consolidating his power.

2016 election? What 2016 election? Third term? It could happen if we continue to wring our hands and do nothing effective.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: periwinkel, 7/9/2014 7:20:40 AM     (No. 9916282)

"..it is a tale told by an idiot full of sound and fury, signifying nothing in which a walking shadow performs performs upon a stage and is heard no more."

Act V, MacBeth
William Shakespeare

More or less, if I remember correctly. This surely describes our Speaker Boehner.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: strike3, 7/9/2014 7:25:30 AM     (No. 9916289)

Even if Boehner´s "stunt" does nothing more than keep barry up nights and fuming about nasty republicans ruining his kingdom, it will have done some good.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/9/2014 7:27:26 AM     (No. 9916292)

If congress had done their job, zippy would never have been a presidential nominee.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/9/2014 7:27:55 AM     (No. 9916294)

I´m for it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 7/9/2014 7:29:36 AM     (No. 9916299)

Close enough, #8.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: M2, 7/9/2014 7:36:51 AM     (No. 9916313)

Congress has been working on this lawsuit trying to get it right, doing their best before taking it to Court. At least they are doing something, which is what we´re all screaming they should do.

"If congressional standing is denied in such cases, there will be no other way to check such presidential usurpation short of impeachment," the two write.

So if the lawsuit fails on the grounds that there´s no "standing" in the Courts, they can proceed with impeachment, which they will do.

They are being careful and judicious. They don´t want charges of recklessness being hurled at them. They really are trying so I think they deserve some credit. Going directly to impeachment with no interim accusations isn´t wise.

During the lawsuit´s Court presentation, American media will cover all the excesses of this POTUS and the outright breaking of our laws. Average Americans, not just the Court, will be able to see his lawlessness.

As for Obama´s comment:

"If Congress were to do its job and pass the legislation I´ve directed them to pass, I wouldn´t be forced to take matters into my own hands."

Our "Constitutional lawyer in the Oval Office" reveals that he doesn´t even know how our government works. The POTUS doesn´t "direct" Congress to do anything. The POTUS proposes action to the Congress. It´s Congress´ job to "pass legislation", not POTUS´ job.

OPEN LETTER TO "THE CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYER IN THE OVAL OFFICE": That´s not how America works. Ever hear the term, "The President proposes, Congress disposes"? You are not a dictator, dude.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Janjan, 7/9/2014 7:43:45 AM     (No. 9916320)

Incompetence paired with breathtaking arrogance. Obama totally disregards the fact that Congress does not represent him. They represent us. We are the real targets.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: dkrieb, 7/9/2014 7:50:44 AM     (No. 9916330)

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In addition, this process will provide a logical step toward stating all of his impeachable actions. Hopefully this provide proof to the electorate leading up to the midterms that the Dem´s are complicit in this debacle. If these proceeding provide the impetus to win back a majority in the Senate as well as maintain a majority in the House then impeachment could become a reality. Also by that time I believe that there will enough remaining Dem´s that are afraid of voter backlash that will also go along.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: trapper, 7/9/2014 8:03:46 AM     (No. 9916355)

This could get interesting. By the time the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group gets done with its legal analysis and drafting, I wonder if the document it produces will have "Articles of Impeachment" written across the top of it. That is, after all, the proper way for the House of Representatives to present its charges against a President. Sneaky.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Joe vann, 7/9/2014 8:12:38 AM     (No. 9916367)

# 13...thanks.

Some of you folks go are going back to thrashing the House...our team.

Of course, they mistakes but impeaching Obama isn´t one of them. If Obama prayed, his first prayer would be that the House impeach him. If you don´t understand why at this late date...you need to make the effort...read the Constitution. This lawsuit is the way to go. It well get the issues in front of the voters before the election. Our biggest risk in both of these scenarios is the msm but far less with the lawsuit plus it won´t be bogged down for months with the msm slaying us daily...in a no win situation.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 7/9/2014 8:33:03 AM     (No. 9916409)

#17 you are correct. As much as I want to see this man in Leavenworth, law suit right now is the way to go. Dems have the senate, so impeachment won´t go anywhere but 24/7 on the MSM. Besides, I think he is trying very hard to get impeached before the November elections. He is also pushing the border situation to instigate a confrontation with "we the people" so he can declare martial law and cancel the elections. The law suit should also include treason for allowing a foreign invasion into the country.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: chicodon, 7/9/2014 8:47:12 AM     (No. 9916432)

Defund and impeach! Stop this election year mirage. Nothing will come of this while Buraq is still in office and they know it.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: nevernaught, 7/9/2014 8:47:33 AM     (No. 9916433)

Sounds like Rip Van Boehner is finally waking up after almost 6 years of Marxist rule. Meanwhile Obama has imported 300,000 new disease infested voters from all points of the compass.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/9/2014 9:00:53 AM     (No. 9916458)

Oh boy, the Republicans will be beat over the head by the democrats with taking on this issue while children on the border are being neglected and left to languish by those mean ol´ Republicans. It will be said that Republicans have a vendetta against the president and they are more concerned with harming him than they are helping those poor innocent children. Obama´s timing of the border crisis could not have been more opportune for him. You´d almost believe he planned it that way. Republicans need to go on the offense before the democrats put them on the defense. Get effective talking points prepared for both issues or suffer the consequences.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 7/9/2014 10:29:14 AM     (No. 9916615)

"Beginning to take shape?" Good Lord, our country will be dead and buried by the time the suit is filed. And..here´s my question: Does the Senate have to sign off on it? If so, you know where this is going.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 7/9/2014 10:33:24 AM     (No. 9916625)

#8 the actual lines are much better than yours

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Reply 24 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 7/9/2014 11:05:33 AM     (No. 9916689)

Dittos to #1 & #2 - you beat me to those same responses, and #13 is the voice of reason-excellent post.

The article caused me to have an OMG moment - I feel like I´m watching Shakepeare´s play Julius Caesar. Could it be that Barry thinks he can get away with becoming an American Julius Caesar?

Obviously, our Congress members would never go to the lengths Caesar´s opponents went, but there are so many parallels to Caesar and to Barry´s idea of "ruling" that it is almost shocking - especially to those of us who believe in a Constitutional Republic.

The following shippets are from an analysis about the times of ole Julius and is by Arash Farzaneh. It is found at https://suite.io/arash-farzaneh/5ek62c7

1. "Julius Caesar´s rise to power was connected with disregard and even disrespect for rules, tradition and authority."

2. "Caesar continued to openly challenge his main opponent"(Congress?)... "When he crossed the Rubicon he was in direct defiance of Roman law, because as the governor of Gaul, he was not allowed to enter Rome, something the constitution forbid."(since when has that stopped Barry?)

3. "Caesar decided to give himself more power by diluting the powers and reaches of the senate."

4. "This period is known as the end of the Republic as Caesar took on the autocratic position of “perpetual dictator.” The position of “dictator” in those times was usually temporary and mainly during exceptional times of crisis, but Caesar used it to usurp absolute control." (Is this what is in store for the USA?)

5. "One of the flaws of Caesar was also his strongest trait, his ambition. He had however become overconfident and it made him complacent. He thought himself invincible both in battle and in Rome..."

Congress needs to get busy before Barry Caesar nullifies the Constitution.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 7/9/2014 11:39:29 AM     (No. 9916760)

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life´s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.


Macbeth Act 5, scene 5, 19–28

"more or less" shouldn´t apply when a person is attempting to quote Shakespeare.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Zumkopf, 7/9/2014 12:21:37 PM     (No. 9916843)

"FTA: ´If Congress were to do its job and pass the legislation I´ve directed them to pass, I wouldn´t be forced to take matters into my own hands.´"

While I have little doubt this reflects Obama´s actual attitude towards the Constitution, NJ´s quote seems to originate from a satirical site: http://azconservative.org/2014/06/28/president-tries-to-fend-off-evidence-of-incompetence/

The NJ inadvertently makes the point that it´s hard to parody the current Administration and Democratic Party, but guys/gals, Obama gives us so much real stuff to work with, we don´t have to waste our credibility on the fake stuff.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: strike3, 7/9/2014 12:28:19 PM     (No. 9916856)

Spot on are the references to Caesar and the final days of Rome. Even the liberal lapdogs who support this loud-mouthed buffoon are playing out the decadence and corruption that enabled the fall of Rome. However, if it comes to pass, there will be a Brutus. Barry has a collection of boot-lickers but their actions are not out of loyalty because they know that their spot under the bus is only moments away.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: rsgonner, 7/9/2014 1:41:06 PM     (No. 9916999)

So let´s play this out: Boehner sues obozo and, wonder of wonders, the SCOTUS rules 9-0 that obozo has overstepped his powers......crickets....crickets....Why would anyone think this tyrant would change his behavior?? Who will make him? Not Holder. He has ignored the laws of this country every since he was coronated! The republicans are afraid to use their Constitutional power of the purse. They will never impeach this guy even if he defied the SCOTUS because they are more afraid of being called racist by the media than they are of losing our liberty on their watch. Folks, we are screwed: the dems are too corrupt to rule and the rebups, with the exception of a few like Cruz and Lee, are too stupid.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 7/9/2014 1:49:57 PM     (No. 9917013)

Impeachment is bandied about on talk radio ( Savage and Erickson ) and from Sarah Palin as if it means removal from office.
Impeachment for Obama and escaping a conviction
in the Senate would be like OJ being charged
and then found not guilty.
No serious person could imagine anywhere from 15 to 21 Senate Democrats voting to remove the first
black president from office.
Obama would emerge victorious and the Democrats
would be energized.
Just in time for 2016.
The celebrations would be nauseating because Obama had beaten the Republicans.
The media would be exultant and
Republicans would look like fools.
What exactly are the criminal charges and evidence the impeachment crowd thinks they could present ?
Do they think Eric Holder , Lois Lerner , Valerie Jarrett et. al are going to rat out the POTUS ???
The lawsuit is the only rational and logical way to remind the American people of
Obama´s reckless and lawless behavior .
Unfortunately , talk radio and the Tea Party
waste their time and energy blaming
elected Republicans for Obama´s actions.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 7/9/2014 2:00:21 PM     (No. 9917042)

This lawsuit is just slight of hand to distract us from demanding that Boehner do his job and stop the flow of money that enables the tyrant to inflict his tyranny!!!

Stop funding to the NSA division that is spying on Americans. Stop funding the IRS, EPA and other agencies that are persecuting conservatives who are perceived to be a risk to this administration. Stop funding to buy federal land on the southern border that prevents Texas from securing the border.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: nevernaught, 7/9/2014 3:15:02 PM     (No. 9917143)

I see #29 got lost again on his way over to the Huffington Post. Doesn´t like the Tea Party, Rush Limbaugh, Hannity, Fox News or any other Conservative who tries to save the Constitution. Doing nothing to stop Obama and the rest of the Marxists seems to be aim of Liberals everywhere.

Expect another 300,000 invaders again in the coming months.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: loveUSA, 7/9/2014 5:00:43 PM     (No. 9917270)

Since Barry has no regard for the law, this lawsuit is toothless. Defund the agencies (IRS, EPA, etc.) and impeach our lawless President. Even if the Senate won´t vote to convict, it will forever be on the record that Obama was impeached.

Impeach Now!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: mulhaven, 7/9/2014 6:05:55 PM     (No. 9917339)

Should a lawsuit actually make it to the court, what consequences does Boehner expect from it?? It seems apparent that it is simply another of his delay tactics to avoid taking any action to stop the renegade in power. He should just be honest and simply say nothing as he does nothing. We all understand that his job is over his head or perhaps he is happy with being an appendage of the Democrat party. That is the way things are. So another solution to the devastation of America has to be found by the people. Boehner is irrelevant. Frankly, it would be nice if he would just go away.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Joe vann, 7/9/2014 6:07:13 PM     (No. 9917340)

Those who are yelling for impeachment either don´t understand the situation or must be wanting the final nail driven in America´s coffin. You folks would create a win for the socialist that would have be a win for us this fall. We have no time to lose a almost certain win for the Senate. Wait three months and then talk about it.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Ida lil, 7/9/2014 6:27:41 PM     (No. 9917356)

#29 is speaking reality
Perhaps #31 wasn´t watching close when the Clinton impeachment was turned into a social circus leaving no recourse to bring the real charges and treason into the issue.
That issue was foreign campaign monies and the delivery of military superior equipment blueprints to China --a Communist gov.
In addition to bring the act of impeachment forward just before midterm will rally the democrat voters who give everything to the party based on their party generational bias.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: rochow, 7/9/2014 8:11:42 PM     (No. 9917499)

Actually, I don´t trust Boehner! Why would a leopard change his spots all of a sudden?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/9/2014 9:08:49 PM     (No. 9917576)

Boner the same guy that said today he wants to give Zippy the $3.7 Billion with a "B" ?



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Reply 38 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 7/9/2014 9:58:30 PM     (No. 9917656)

Lawsuits mean lawyers. Impeachment is show biz.

We have a zombie Chief Executive and his zombie administration for nearly two-a-half more years. The challenge is national survival.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: nevernaught, 7/10/2014 12:18:52 AM     (No. 9917792)

Sorry for the additional post #35, but I really don´t trust impeachment either. I would rather the House sue Obama for overstepping his Constitutional authority, and having his Executive orders overturned by the Supremes.

It would be interesting though in an election year to see how many Senate Democrats would feel so threatened that they would vote to Impeach in the newly elected Senate. Especially if the Republicans regain the majority.

In the end, I don´t trust Boehner to do anything except to bluster.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 7/10/2014 2:24:45 AM     (No. 9917837)

Don´t all you people who are calling for impeachment understand that it cannot be done? Is it news to you that the Senate has to vote for impeachment? What is the point of beating a dead horse? The House is doing what it can. Two smart lawyers have shown them the way to prove "standing", the lack of which has gotten other lawsuits dismissed. Admittedly, they should have thought of it themselves.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: mulhaven, 7/10/2014 6:48:47 PM     (No. 9918928)

The Senate does not vote for impeachment which is a charge of high crimes and misdemeanours. Impeachment is done solely by the House. After the impeachment the Senate votes to convict or not but the impeachment stands forever. It also provides a great opportunity to create formal documentation of all the crimes that were committed, and that is for all time. Impeachment is a great idea.

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Tuesday, a federal appeals court slapped down the Obama administration in a 2-1 ruling that could kill the president’s signature health care law. If upheld by the Supreme Court, the ruling would force Congress back to the drawing boards to design a health law that is actually affordable, rather than bearing the false title “Affordable Care Act.” The ruling in Halbig v. Burwell bars the federal government from handing out taxpayer-funded subsidies to people who buy ObamaCare plans in nearly two-thirds of the states. Those subsidies took the sting out of being forced to buy pricey ObamaCare plans. If the ruling

Rubio: U.S. Cannot Admit
All Children Seeking Asylum
National Public Radio, by Alan Greenblatt    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 3:33:19 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Marco Rubio argued that the nation´s immigration laws need to be overhauled and said that Hillary Clinton would be a flawed candidate for president. "I just think she´s a 20th century candidate," he said. "I think she does not offer an agenda for moving America forward in the 21st century, at least not up till now." The Florida Republican made his comments in the second half of a two-part interview with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep on Tuesday. Rubio also said he will make a decision about whether to run for president himself sometime within the next few months.

If Halbig Stands, What
Happens to Obamacare?
National Review Online, by Callie Gable    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 3:30:34 PM     Post Reply
With the D.C. Circuit Court’s decision today that Obamacare, as written, doesn’t authorize the provision of subsidies on federal health-care exchanges — it just does so for those established by states — residents of 36 states may stop receiving insurance subsidies under the law. President Obama could well ignore the decision, which he asserts is perfectly legal, but he’ll also certainly appeal it — either to an en banc hearing of the D.C. Circuit Court (more judges than the three that just heard it) or to the Supreme Court. If the president chooses to ignore the ruling, we can bet



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Anderson Cooper: ´TWA
Flight 800 Was Shot Down´

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American Thinker, by Jack Cashill    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 7/22/2014 6:18:54 AM     Post Reply
Some truths CNN reveals only accidentally. One such truth Anderson Cooper shared on the night of July 17. In speaking about the shoot down of Malaysian airliner MH 17 earlier that day, Cooper referred back to “July 17, 1996, when TWA Flight 800 was shot down off the coast of Long Island in New York.” (snip)wo days earlier, Cooper hosted a CNN special report on the subject, “Witnessed: The Crash of TWA Flight 800.” To understand the depth of media-government complicity, it is useful to compare “Witnessed” with two prior videos. One is the ironically titled, “No Survivors: Why TWA 800

At Last -- Someone Did Something
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American Spectator, by William Murchison    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 4:40:27 AM     Post Reply
So, then, what are we supposed to think when the governor of Texas dispatches National Guardsmen to the state border with Mexico in order to deflect the onrush of illegal border-crossers? What are we supposed to do? Do? A strange concept these days. Do something about the Russians and their depraved allies for shooting down a passenger plane? Do something about the depraved crowd of terrorists who provoked Israel into assaulting the tunnels in which they skulk? Do something about those equally depraved Iraqi terrorists now rounding up and expelling Christians from their midst? Do something about the kidnappers of schoolchildren

Justice Kennedy says Constitution
‘flawed document’

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Bob Egelko    Original Article
Posted By: Sardonic- 7/22/2014 9:22:48 AM     Post Reply
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy wasn’t out to make news when he addressed the annual conference of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and devoted most of his 50-minute speech to the Magna Carta, which turns 800 years old in 2015. But Kennedy did let on that he doesn’t belong to the school of Constitution-worshipers who base their legal doctrines on what they glean to be the original, literal meaning of every word and phrase in the nation’s founding document.

Sen. Durbin derides Walgreen for
possible tax-driven overseas move

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Chicago Tribune, by Ameet Sachdev    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/22/2014 8:16:09 PM     Post Reply
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin on Tuesday urged Walgreen Co. to reconsider a possible move of its headquarters to Switzerland to lower its U.S. tax bill. In a letter to Walgreen Chief Executive Gregory Wasson, Durbin said the company could face a backlash from its customers. “I believe you will find that your customers are deeply patriotic and will not support Walgreen’s decision to turn its back on the United States,” Durbin wrote. “Nearly all of your $2.5 billion in profits earned last year were from sales to U.S. taxpaying customers.” The senator ended his letter with a twist on Walgreen’s

Fed appeals court panel says
most Obamacare subsidies illegal

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CNBC, by Dan Mangan    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 7/22/2014 11:20:25 AM     Post Reply
In a potentially crippling blow to Obamacare, a federal appeals court panel declared Tuesday that government subsidies worth billions of dollars that helped 4.7 million people buy insurance on HealthCare.gov are illegal. The 2-1 ruling said such subsidies can be granted only to people who bought insurance in an Obamacare exchange run by an individual state or the District of Columbia—not on the federally run exchange HealthCare.gov. "Section 36B plainly makes subsidies available in the Exchanges established by states," wrote Senior Circuit Judge Raymond Randolph in his majority opinion, where he was joined by Judge Thomas Griffith. "We reach this conclusion, frankly,

Obama: Biden would make
´superb´ president

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Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/21/2014 11:30:08 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama said Joe Biden would make a "superb" president, but questioned whether his vice president or potential rival Hillary Clinton would want to endure another campaign for the White House, a media report Monday said. Obama, in an interview with the New Yorker, said Biden "has seen the job up close, he knows what the job entails. He understands how to separate what´s really important from what´s less important. I think he´s got great people skills. He enjoys politics, and he´s got important relationships up on the Hill (in Congress) that would serve him well." "Joe would

Bill’s secret mistress, the ‘Energizer’
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New York Post, by Richard Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/21/2014 7:29:55 PM     Post Reply
Bill Clinton reportedly has a buxom blond mistress who visits so often when Hillary Clinton isn’t home in Chappaqua that the former president’s Secret Service detail have given her an unofficial code name: Energizer. This is according to Ronald Kessler in “The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents,” due Aug. 5 from Crown Forum. Kessler is no stranger to the controversies surrounding the Secret Service. He broke the story that Secret Service agents protecting President Obama in Cartagena, Colombia, hired prostitutes, and put the president in jeopardy. The book, portions of which I’ve obtained,

NAACP: Detroit water
shutoffs are racially motivated

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/22/2014 11:01:52 AM     Post Reply
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has filed a class action lawsuit against the city of Detroit for water shutoffs that members claim are racially motivated. The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department stopped service to about 7,200 buildings with overdue bills in June, compared to 1,570 in the same month last year. The issue gained national attention last month after activists appealed to the United Nations for help. The shutoffs are “being done in a discriminatory fashion,” the NAACP’s Veronica Joice told a local CBS affiliate. “They should at least take a look at whether there’s a better way to do this that doesn’t affect the most vulnerable citizens

IRS seeks help destroying
another 3,200 hard drives

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Washington Times, by Jim McElhatton    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/22/2014 12:03:41 AM     Post Reply
Days after IRS officials said in a sworn statement that former top agency employee Lois G. Lerner’s computer memory had been wiped clean, the agency put out word to contractors Monday that it needs help to destroy at least another 3,200 hard drives. The Internal Revenue Service solicitation for “media destruction” services reflects an otherwise routine job to protect sensitive taxpayer information, but it was made while the agency’s record destruction practices remain under a sharp congressional spotlight. Congressional investigators of the IRS targeting of conservative groups have been hampered by the unexplained destruction of emails and other records of Ms. Lerner,

End Partisan Primaries, Save America
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New York Times, by Charles E. Schumer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/22/2014 10:21:11 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON —Polarization and partisanship are a plague on American politics. Political scientists have found that the two parties have each grown more ideologically homogeneous since the 1970s. The Senate hasn’t been so polarized since Reconstruction; the House has not been so divided since around 1900. As measured by laws passed, the current Congress is on track to be among the least productive in our republic’s history. How did this happen? One of the main causes has not gotten enough attention: the party primary system. The reasons behind the shocking primary defeat last month of Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, who

Bill Clinton: Hillary
needs time to decide

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The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Rebecca Shabad    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/21/2014 12:29:53 PM     Post Reply
Former President Bill Clinton said his wife Hillary Clinton needs time to think about what her message to voters would be if she runs for president in 2016. She "really does need some time to think through this,” now that her memoir Hard Choices has been published, he said in an interview with CNN. "We´ve reached a point in our life when we think you really shouldn´t run for office if you don´t have a clear idea of what you can do and a unique contribution you can make and you can outline that," Clinton added. "Now that the book is done,

5 months off: Martha´s Vineyard break
will put Obama over 140 days on vacation

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/22/2014 5:35:50 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama wraps up his 16-day summer break next month on Martha´s Vineyard, Mass., he will have taken all or part of 141 days of vacation, time split between summers on the island, winters in his native Hawaii and birthday weekends at his Chicago home. Obama has been criticized for taking costly and lengthy vacations, especially compared to the short trips most Americans take. The U.S. Travel Association told Secrets that the average American vacation lasts just 3.7 days. But his 141 days out of Washington are far less than the 378 former President George W. Bush took in


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